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Posted by on Nov 6, 2016 in 2016 Presidential Election, About Blackacre, Blackacre, Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, Immigration, Leadership, Leo Barron Hicks, Motivation, politics, Progressive Think Tank, Public Policy, social welfare, Voting | 4 comments

All Americans Matter: My Side Politics and the 2016 Election

Alternatively called confirmation bias, anchoring, or the framing effect, my side bias is the tendency to search for, interpret, favor or recall information in a way...

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Posted by on Sep 4, 2016 in 2016 Presidential Election, About Blackacre, Black Issues, Blackacre, Donald Trump, Latinos, Leadership, Leo Barron Hicks, Minotity Outreach, politics, Progressive policy, Progressive Think Tank, Progressives, Public Policy, Race, Voting | 2 comments

Notes on Minority Outreach, the Sweet Spot

Last week, we responded to a question Trump posed to African-Americans. Why not vote for me. What the hell do you have to lose? Our reply was blunt, straightforward and...

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Posted by on Aug 28, 2016 in 2016 Presidential Election, About Blackacre, Black Issues, Blackacre, David Duke, Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, Hispanics, Leadership, Leo Barron Hicks, politics, Progressive policy, Progressive Think Tank, Public Policy, Race, The Alt-Right, Uncategorized, Voting | 7 comments

What We Have to Lose

In an effort to revive a flagging campaign, Donald Trump has recently engaged in what he considers minority outreach. According to Mr. Trump African-Americans are living...

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Posted by on May 1, 2016 in 2016 Presidential Election, About Blackacre, Blackacre, Citzens United, Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, Leadership, Leo Barron Hicks, money, politics, Progressive policy, Progressive Think Tank, Super Pacs, Uncategorized, Voting | 7 comments

The New Low, Notes on the Fall Campaign

The New York primary and that of other north-eastern states was a watershed moment in the 2016 Presidential campaign. Clinton won four of five contests while Trump ran...

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Posted by on Jul 27, 2015 in 2016 Presidential Election, About Blackacre, Ben Carson, Black Issues, crime, Demographics, Donald Trump, Hispanics, immigration, Jeb Bush, Latinos, Leadership, politics, President Obama, Prison, Progressive policy, Progressive Think Tank, Progressives, Public Policy, Race, sexual assault, social welfare, Socio Economics, Uncategorized, Voting | 1 comment

What They Whisper in Private

What They Whisper in Private

With no off switch, possessing neither tact, nor diplomacy; temperance or forbearance, the Trump candidacy is the worst thing that could happen to the GOP. For Trump to...

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Posted by on Jul 12, 2015 in 2016 Presidential Election, Baltimore Riots, Blackacre, Confederate Flag, Demographics, Donald Trump, Ferguson, Hispanics, Jeb Bush, Latinos, Leadership, Marriage Equality, Mike Huckabee, politics, President Obama, Progressive policy, Progressive Think Tank, Progressives, Public Policy, Rape, social welfare, Socio Economics, The Charleston Massacre, Voting | 0 comments

Donald and the Angry Right

Ours is a society in transition. From the removal of the Confederate Flag from state capitol grounds all over the south, to recent Supreme Court rulings on the...

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